Cedar Knolls center, on former Brownfield site, holds grand opening

Hanover Crossroads celebrated its formal grand opening this week.

The Cedar Knolls shopping center’s development began in spring 2016 under Key Properties.

T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Five Below and Ulta Beauty stores are already open, with interior fit-out work underway for Old Navy and Famous Footwear.

Phelps Construction has served as construction manager, with the Dietz Partnership as architect. The development team includes site engineer Stanley Omland of Bowman Consulting Group and environmental consultant Robert Lippencott of TRC.

Three pad sites are occupied by Auto Zone, QuickChek and MedExpress Urgent Care. Key Properties expects to break ground on a final pad in the fall. That will have an IHOP and an unnamed Italian restaurant with catering services.

Hanover Crossroads occupies part of a 43-acre former Berlex Laboratories campus.

The Brownfield property had been vacant since 1995, before Key Properties came with a plan to create a shopping and social destination.

The rezoning of the area from office/industrial to retail also led to a new ShopRite and BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Hanover Crossroads is across from the Walmart-anchored Cedar Knolls Plaza.